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Trail closure for Bakewell Show

NEWS: News.

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A popular Derbyshire cycling and leisure route will be partly closed on August 6 and 7 for the Bakewell Show’s park and ride service.

The Monsal Trail will be shut between Hassop Station and Bakewell Station - one mile of the route - from 8am to 7pm on both days, though the rest will be open.

A temporary park and ride scheme will operate on the trail, taking visitors from the Pineapple Fields car parks next to the A619 into Bakewell.

Tim Nicholson, the authority’s transport officer, said: “Bakewell Show is one of the biggest and most popular events to take place in the national park each year.

“The park and ride scheme is set up every year to cover the two days of the show to help reduce the impact of all these extra people using local roads.

“To make this work buses need to run along the trail all day, ferrying people between the car parks and Bakewell town centre.

“This means we need to close that section of the trail to walkers, cyclists and horse riders for safety reasons.”

The Monsal Trail will be shut between Hassop Station and Bakewell Station - one mile of the route - from 8am to 7pm on both days, though the rest will be open.

A temporary park and ride scheme will operate on the trail, taking visitors from the Pineapple Fields car parks next to the A619 into Bakewell.

Tim Nicholson, the authority’s transport officer, said: “Bakewell Show is one of the biggest and most popular events to take place in the national park each year.

“The park and ride scheme is set up every year to cover the two days of the show to help reduce the impact of all these extra people using local roads.

“To make this work buses need to run along the trail all day, ferrying people between the car parks and Bakewell town centre.

“This means we need to close that section of the trail to walkers, cyclists and horse riders for safety reasons.”

 

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